Oh, farmer folk
Let your heart sing out,
For you know what Christmas
Is all about.
‘Twas to farm folk keeping watch by night
That angels came in glory bright.
You’ve seen a manger,
and tended sheep.
You know the quietness
when animals sleep.
It was in a barn where livestock stayed,
where cobwebs hung and donkeys brayed.
There in a dim and dusty stall
was born the Lord and King of all!
Oh farmer folk, let your voice ring out!
Tell the world what Christmas is all about!
– Doris Stensland (published in On the Back Step)